Reapportionment and Redistricting in the West

Reapportionment and Redistricting in the West

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Reapportionment and Redistricting in the West is a collection of essays and original research which examines the unique characteristics of redistricting in the western United States. It includes case studies of Arizona, California and Oregon as well as chapters on congressional reapportionment and redistricting in the west, how redistricting impacts the Latino population, redistricting law in the west, and much more.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 294 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 544.31g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0739167618
  • 9780739167618

Review quote

This volume draws upon the talents of a well qualified group of scholars to highlight what is unique about the political struggle over redistricting in Western States. It is an important addition to the literature. -- David R. Berman, Arizona State University The all-star cast that Gary Moncrief has assembled provides timely and insightful coverage of the issues associated with redistricting. This volume deftly combines materials on the general subject of redistricting along with illustrative state case studies. While the emphasis is on the West, readers from all regions will find this work a valuable addition to the study of the decennial adjustment of political power. -- Charles S. Bullock III, University of Georgiashow more

About Gary F. Moncrief

Gary F. Moncrief is professor of political Science at Boise State University.show more

Table of contents

Preface and Acknowledgments Chapter 1. An Overview of Redistricting by Tim Storey Chapter 2. Redistricting and the West: The Legal Context by Justin Levitt Chapter 3. Reapportionment and Redistricting in the West by Matthew May and Gary Moncrief Chapter 4. Reapportionment, Redistricting and Representation in Congress by Jennifer Steen Chapter 5. Redistricting and Latino Representation in the West by Jason Casellas Chapter 6. Direct Democracy and Redistricting by Todd Donovan Chapter 7. Does it Matter if Legislatures or Commissions Draw the Lines? by Jonathan Winburn Chapter 8. What the West Can Learn from Iowa by Peverill Squire Chapter 9. The Public Mapping Project by Micah Altman and Michael P. McDonald Chapter 10. Redistricting in Arizona by Barbara Norrander and Jay Wendland Chapter 11. Controversies in Electoral Redistricting in Oregon by Priscilla Southwell Chapter 12. Great Expectations and the California Citizens Redistricting Commission by Vladimir Kogan and Thad Kousser Contributorsshow more